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targeted. >> back in court. oscar pistorius breaks down during his bail hearing while hundreds ever miles away, his girlfriend is laid to rest. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. good morning to you. happy tuesday. february19th. live look outside right now as we get this tuesday started. chilly start to your day. you got a couple of raindrops in our future coming up a little bit later on today. good morning to you again. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. we are following break introduction now in prince george's county a house fire in bowie. this is happening on peach tree lane. you can see from sky fox that the flames appear to be out but the crews tackling some pot spots. you can seat smoke still rising from that area. the prince george's county fire chief says the home is a total loss. we are told everyone inside the home was able to get out okay. good news there.
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we'll bring you some updates from the scene as we get them. >> let's turn our attention now to what is going on in the weather world and tucker barnes. >> good morning. we need umbrellas today. temperatures will be in the upper 30s right now and eventually upper 40s. most of the region just liquid. some showers moving in from the west. we've got changes. clouds overnight. there you go. clouds on the increase here during the morning hours. eventually, some of the shower activity out to the west into west virginia around western maryland will make it in here. a few spots will be dealing with a little bit of freezing rain and sleet. we are talking about our viewers out to the west. let's do some temperatures. right now at reagan national, it is 38. most of the region has bummed above the freezing mark. there are a few exceptions out to the west. most of the area now above freezing. when it arrives here later this morning, it will be just rain. i think most of the morning,
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early morning commute should be fine but by 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, we'll get some showers in here for a period during the day. here is a look at your advisories here. well out to the west here. western maryland where we have a winter weather advisory and there you can see some of the sheltered valleys will be feeling with a little bit of freezing rain or sleet to start your day. it will be cloudy and periods of showers here through the evening commute. i think by 7:00, 8:00 tonight, we'll start to clear it out. >> thank you, tucker. >> time to check in with the morning commute. getting busy out here. more people out and about and that is what we're finding. delays starting to form northbound on i-59 south of stafford. we do have pockets of congestion leaving 60 courthouse road heading out towards aquia harbor. here in wood brim ads you travel north of prince william parkway, headed across the okay on. heavy volume reported near
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business 4 to the rest area just east of manassas. -- near business 234. the lanes are open and the beltway runs smoothly between nypd and merrifield. southbound along 270, no issues reported but definitely slowing as you continue past urbana and reported at 409. we do have an update location for the crash reported along 175-6789 police call back and said it is on 32 near shaker drive tying up the left side of the highway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. new developments in the oscar pistorius case. the double amputee track star is in court for a bill hearing. he broke down crying as the judge officially charged him with a premeditated murder of his girlfriend. prosecutors say pistorius got up from bed, put on his prosthetic legs and walked more than 23 feet before firing fewer shots at her through the bathroom door. the defense maintains the shooting was accidental. in court today, pistorius
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nodded after the chief magistrate asked if he was well. before a break was culled in the session, the magistrate ruled that pistorius faces the harshest bail requirements available in south african law. as the hearing played out in the capital of south africa, the woman's body was being driven to a church for a memorial service in port elizabeth. six pallbearers karried the coffin draped in white flowers. relatives from around the world gathered to say good-bye. her mother says the family just wants answers. s answers. checking our local top stories now, an alert from prince william county after five juveniles escaped from a detention facility. this happened around 12:30 this morning. the five left the molinari facility. in the group are one white male, one hispanic female, two african-american fee males and
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one african-american male. they are we we are -- we aring gray sweatpants and white t- shirts -- wearing gray wet pants and white t-shirts. >> reporter: this is at least the fourth violent death of a teen in prince george's county this past school year and though police haven't given us a lot of details, they do say that they are investigating the death of this young man as a murder. it was a dr to door canvass for information in hillcrest heights. detectives looking for any snippet of information that could help them piece together what happened on 28th avenue around 4 charleston 20 on monday. a 15-year-old male, a freshman at suitland high school, found in the road with what police describe as tarek mehannaer to the upper body. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> niceling boy, not into the
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streets. he was a good boy. he was just a little boy. 15, first year of high school, played basketball. >> i've lived here for about a year and i've never seen anything like this tragic happen around our neighborhood. kind of shocking. >> prince george's county schools release a statement saying they are deeply saddened by the tragic death of one of our students. the senseless acts of violence are becoming all too familiar and far too common. we extend our deepest condolences for the student's family and friends during this difficult time. the teen's aunt tells fox 5 that she fears her nephew may have been targeted on his way to the bus stop. she says all of this happened about 10 minute after he left his house. she says he was carrying a new pair of shoes he was going to give to his girlfriend. that is the latest here in forestville. back to you. >> sad story. thank you. to virginia how where at least 60 people are without a
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home after i afire tears through their apartment complex. fire still say it happened on lady anyloop around 11:00 last night. one rest den and two firefighters were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. no word on the cause of the fire. coming up, a brazen heist overseas this morning. thieves get away with a load of diamonds worth millions. >> a new hope for a maryland man jailed in cuba. up next, who is in the communist country today pleading for his release.  [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome.
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new this morning, a half a billion dollar diamond heist. it happened a few hours ago in an airport in brussels. right now, belgian police are searching for eight masked suspects they drove on to the tarmac at brussels international and stole $460 million of diamonds from a plane headed to switzerland. investigators say the thieves crashed through a fence around
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the airport. a burned-out van was later found nearby. and developing in cuba today, a delegation of american lawmakers are in cuba push for the release of a montgomery county man. alan gross was convicted of spying and sentenced to 15 years in prison a group of u.s. officials led by senator patrick leahy is also in cuba to see how the economy is doing there. leahy says he would like to brick gross home but it is not likely to this trip. gross' family says he is not in good health. more fallout from the horse meat scandal spreading across europe. this morning, nestle has pulled its beef pasta meals off store shelves in italy and spain and has stopped selling frozen meat to catering businesses in france after tests found horse dna in some of the products. it is the end of the road for hot mail as microsoft goes public way new service to better compete with google's g mail.
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the nfl combine begins tomorrow and you can bet all eyes will be on manti te'o. he says he doesn't believe the scandal involving his fake online girl friend will affect the upcoming draft. he is almost certain to face a lot of questions from teams wanting to know how he was drawn into that bizarre hoax. he has shut down his twitter act ped isn't sure if he will ever use social media again. >> after that experience. >> yeah, at his age. the thing that is more concerning as far as he is concerned is the fact that he didn't show up at all in the big championship game. >> they got rolled. >> and he was a nonfactor. that may be a bigger issue for him. >> he was a little distracted at the time. >> yeah, just a little bit.
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>> something to pass along. allegany county public school or a two-hour delay. all morning kindergarten canceled. >> that is the threat of highing out to the west this morning. most of us will have a rain event here. -- that is the threat of icing out to the west this morning. we'll be back in the sunshine although cool tomorrow. we get a little bit of rain in the forecast today. >> okay. >> we'll show it to you here on the radar. and it is not going to be terribly heavy rain. let's do a period of shower activity. it is moving pretty quick. here are your temperatures. and they are critical this time of year and you can see that most of the area now has bumped well above the freezing mark. and the possibility of freezing rain or even a little sleet would be in play if these temperatures were a little cooler. for most of us, we are now in the upper 30s. 38 in washington. 37 in leonardtown. it will be just rain for all of also as it moves on in here
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from the west. 39 in manassas and quantico. one possible trouble spot. martinsburg, 29-degree. out in cumberland, we're 28. -- martinsburg, 29 degrees. valley communities hold on to the cold a little longer this time of year. here is your satellite-radar. clouds quickly moving in and with it, the rain showers won't be too far behind. it is mixing just a little bit in the mound it be as out to the west. as it arrives here in the immediate metro area along the 95 corridor, it will be just in the form of rain showers and let me mention again. rain showers for the middle of the day and i think by 5:00, 6:00 tonight, it should generally be east of us. you can see there is not a whole lot with it. unlike the past couple of systems where we had developing areas of low pressure along the coast, this one is pushing west to east and it will be out here quickly. behind the front, we've got cooler weather on the way once again. the win will pick up tonight and high temperatures around here tomorrow will only be about 40 degrees. so another very chilly day expected tomorrow. there is your front.
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and quickly moving to the east. there you go. cold and breezy tomorrow with a little lake effect snow. 48 today, becoming cloudy, showers developing. your winds still a little gust you overnight out of the south here. temperature a little warmer than 15 with highs expected to be in the upper 40s to about 50. 31 tonight, early showers. cheering overnight with winds shifting out of the west at 10 to 15. this you go, wednesday, thursday, plenty of sunshine, highs in the low to mid-40s. that is a little cool for this time of year. could be a light wintry mix or rain around here by friday into early saturday and then i think we'll get some sun by the enof the weekend with highs near 50 by monday. that is weather. let's do some traffic and find out what is happening with julie. >> good morning to you. on the roads, you will find lanes are open around the capital beltway traveling between landover and and ruse. the crew in sky fox behind me live above the beltway near 50, john hanson highway. traffic is flowing freely in each direction as you travel north and south on the beltway with no issue reported
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traveling southbound headed back around towards branch avenue and from route 94 headed up from college park. on 95 is where we had some trouble earlier. there is the crash on the noun side approaching 212. that accident quickly moved over to the shoulder headed north from the capital beltway. sound southbound still an easy ride. we'll with respect it up with our maps and show you what else is happening out here on the roads. authorities tell me they are checking for the crash reported along the suitland parkway near route 5 branch avenue. no issues to report on 295 to the inbound 11th street bridge. traffic rolling freely inbound on pennsylvania avenue coming down from branch avenue headed for the sousa bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. looking for a new job or fun new hobby? how about trying out to be d.c.'s newest water drop mascot. the city is hosting free auditions looking for people to work as its wendy or wendell the water drop. auditions are today from noon to five at the bryant street
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pumping station in northwest. good luck if you are going to try to be the water drop. >> i want to see some video of the dance moves or whatever moves you got to have. >> take your cameras if you are trying out. coming up next we'll go live to fox business in new york for a look at the markets. >> this is a super sized sandbox for adults. this gives people a chance to play with bulldozers and excavators as if they were on a construction site. >> that's too much work. >> before they do, they have to take a class. >> so have you to take a class and then go to work. >> let's just go to the pool. >> i like that better. it's my coffee when i want it.
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welcome back. it is back to business today on wall street after a long weekend and if a look ahead, at am shapiro with fox business network is live in new york
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with this morning's business beat. >> good morning. >> markets were closed yesterday but you are eyeing some news coming out of the housing industry today. >> that's right. we will be watching the national association of home builders. they will release their monthly index and last reading was 47. that is pretty good considering that it is the highest since 2006 and it has been high for several months now and holding at that level. expectation today is 48. now, to put this into english, the sweet spot is 50. a reading of 50 means 50% of the home builders anticipate that the market will be improving and 50% are confident that it will not improve. we are still not quite at 50 but we are moving up that way. highest reading since 2006. futures are in positive territory. >> a lot of people are cautiously optimistic.housing industry as well. let's move on and talk about this next subject which has to do with e maim the i remember
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when i first signed up and it was hot mail and now it is going away you're saying. >> hot mail is a hot mess. microsoft has announced they are going to get rid of hot mail. they will migrate hundreds of millions of accounts into outlook.com. this is a six month old free e- mail service. it is an improvement over hot mail. microsoft is promising that your contacts and messages will all be preserved. you will be migrated seamlessly in outlook.com. so i guess in your name is something like fred at hot mail.com, you will be fred at outlook.com. they promise it will be a lot less confusing and less difficult than navigating the roadways around d.c. i had to do that this weekend and how you people do it is beyond me. >> i'm still learning and of a been here seven years. good luck the next time you head down here. thank you so much. >> take care. a local high school student
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is found dead. we'll have the latest on the investigation. track store oscar pistorius is back in court. in the morning line, remembering lakers owner, jerry buss after the break. [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare
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welcome back. don't you love this? that is such a beautiful look outside right now. >> very nice look. >> i just came from out in the back garage and it was still dark outside. >> it moves so quickly. >> this was just minute ago. >> in the blink of an eye. >> we like having this. up until now, we have seen nothing but darkness or the inside of the studio. >> there might be a little sunshine but definitely bring an umbrella because we will get some rain showers shortly. out to the west, we are getting some light rain, sleet and even a little bit of freezing rain.
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>> the not that great of a day. >> it is always a great day. >> but i mean weather-wise, it won't be -- >> i like all kind of weather. >> i know you do. it keeps your job interesting. >> you like drama weather. >> that too. >> he gets all excited when he hears about snow. you should see him in here. we've got rain showers moving in from the west and mixing a little bit out to the west. at least raid after indicating we are getting some mixing. i'm not sure how much of that is actually reaching the ground at this point. you can see western maryland out towards washington county there. that we are probably getting a little light mix, a little light sleet or freezing rain in a few spots. we are dealing with rain, rain showers, not even a lot of rain as this is just a frontal system that is a quick mover. midday, we'll get rain showers and by late this afternoon, thicks should quickly clear out. bwi marshall has jumped to 36.
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earlier when i arrived here earlier this morning, it was 29 degrees. a strong ought southeasterly and southwesterly winds pushing these temperatures up pretty quick. with temperature in the 40s, that is warm enough everyone to be dealing with rain showers this afternoon. >> thank you. time now to check in with traffic and julie wright. wrigh up fortunately, we have athe got some guys here on the outer loop of the beltway midway between georgia avenue and connecticut avenue. this is where the wreck occurred. of a goat two lanes to the left getting by the scene of this crash which occurred. there is a response on the right side of the roadway. on the outer loop of the beltway, expect to find traffic slowing early leaving college park head westbound 459 and around towards this accident scene. again, only the two left lanes are able to get by at this
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point as we continue westbound around 495. you will find southbound 95, earlier problems that we had 212 headed north have cleared. delays coming northbound starting to slow as you approach the beltway. accident activity on the right shuler. two lanes to the left get by. heavy volume leaving west of college park. you will fine nurse traveling inbound along the suitland parkway at route 5 branch avenue, accident activity reported here. follow police direction to get by. let's pop up our cameras. southbound 270, busy ride out of frederick headed oud towards urbana. traffic slows before and just south of 109 at the truck scales and now starting to see the backup form out of germantown headed out towards 124. no issues headed out of rockville. lanes are open eastbound on 66 leaving manassas but below speed from 234 to the rest area and from fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. affic.
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a check of this morning's top stories, premeditated murder charges. that is what a prosecutor in south africa is charging. track star oscar pistorius broke down in tears in court earlier today. the defense says the killing was not murder. >> there are reports that pistorius put on his prosthetic legs and walked more than 23 feet before firing shots at his girl friend. or oscar pistorius enters his bail hearing through a back gate. prosecutors are officially charged him with premeditated murder as more details emerge about the death of his model girlfriend. investigators discovered a blood-stained cricket bat inside his bedroom although police have not yet determined where the blood came from. her family says good-bye at a private funeral in her hometown of port eless beth. >> we are taking things one day
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at a time to remember my sister and all the goodness that she stood for. >> her death and pistorius' arrest have sent shock waves throughout sports heavy south africa. >> nobody expected something like that. we all look up to him. >> reporter: pistorius had sponsorship deals. nike will no longer use him in their advertisements. some say only time will tell what this will mean to the paralympics movement. >> it has gotten a lot of recognition. but local hi in the united states, we've gun getting a lot of recognition without him. there is a lot of different things that could happen. >> steroids were reportedly found in pistorius' home. the athlete ordered to take drug tests and no potential motive has been released. in convicted, pistorius faces
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life in prison. in new york, ainsley earhart fox news. grief counsel irs will be available at suitland high school after the death of one of its students. police say he suffered trauma to his upper body but they have not determineed a motive. victim's family believes he may have been targeted on his way to the bus stop because he was carrying a pair of new shoes. in virginia this morning, the search continues for a killer after a woman was found dead inside a burning apartment. fairfax police say the woman was found inside on monday morning. a neighbor called 911 after smelling smoke. some say they heard arguing earlier this morning. we're getting jazz any the morning. >> what do you know about that? >> i don't.
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>> i like it. what happens one month from today? >> start of baseball season. >> no. >> start of hockey season. the nba draft? >> how about march madness? the ncaa tournament starts 30 days from today. let me ask you a simple question. much easier. are the maryland terrapins in the tournament today? no see, simple. next question. >> what do they have to get in there? >> they have to win the acc tournament. next question. >> no, that is not right. maryland's huge win over duke on saturday puts them right now, if the bubble is there, they are actually on the inside but they are right at the door of the bubble. they could be let out very easily. i think because they get that signature win, all they have to do is kind of hold. they don't have to have in major wins. they don't have to upset duke or miami per se in the acc tournament. they just can't have the bad loss. >> if they lose in the first round --
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>> that would be i bad loss. >> i'm saying they don't have to win the acr tournament. >> if they lose in the first game, they would be in the nit. >> if they just win the game they should win, then i think they're in. mark turgeon talked about not having a letdown after duke. >> we talked about it and moved on. i told them to enjoy the duke game until they fell asleep that night or that morning, whatever it was and to weak up thinking about boston college an academics and taking care of business. hopefully they did that. >> i love the gravity that he has on this. >> right now, they are on the inside of the bubble. >> i aguy who is always on the inside of the bubble, dr. jerry buss who passed away yesterday. >> the greatest owner in
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sports. >> yes. >> let's say george stein bren eric 37 years as the owner of the yankees, seven world championships, 11 pennants. >> that is pretty impressive. >> i think dr. jerry buss, he had a way to find talent. >> steinbrenner hay long period where it was the down time for the yankees. >> they had a bad time. >> that was a long time. dr.jerry buss had like two or three seasons where it was a down time and he regrouped, reloaded. that's it. he was great the entire time. starting from the time they got imagine injohnson when he got the team from jack kent cooke, he was great from that point forward. he kept retooling the team. >> i might put him just a notch above george steinbrenner. >> then you agree with me. >> yeah, we actually agree. we like to agree to disagree. let me ask you a question. how old were you when you got married? >> why are we discussing my personal business? >> i just want to know. >> let's move on. >> i think there should be an
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age requirement for be married. four washington nationals got married in this off season. ross detwiler, craig stanwood, ryan zimmerman. jordan zimmerman. that is all fine and dandy with me because my rule would be 25. maybe 30. but the four guys that just got married for the nats are all at least above 25. that is i good thing. it shows some stewart on this team and maybe that is just the thing they need to get them over the hump this year. -- it shows some maturity on this team. >> love does conquer call. love does not have a timetable. >> it should start at 25. >> oh, my goodness, sarah, please. >> tony agrees with me. >> he got married when he was 17. what are you talking about? oh, my gosh, sarah. >> what say you? >> i kind of agree with dave.
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i do. >> there you go. >> i'm sorry, wisdom. i cooperate back out that one. >> my first rule as president. >> let's not go crazy. still ahead, the supreme court is set to hear arguments over soybeans today. we'll explain why coming up. and the first lady reveals why she decided to make a dramatic change to her hair just days before the inauguration. ration.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. the boston bruins spent their day off visiting students at sandy hook elementary at their new school. players signed autographs and played games with the kids. it has been almost two months now since the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. and the supreme court is hearing arguments today fry huge seed company and a 75-year- old farmer from india. monsanto, the biggest farming corporation in the world is suing over its soybean sides
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which are resistant to weed killer. monsanto claims to own all seeds that result from its genetic engineering. the high court will decide if anyone or any corporation can control a product after it is sold. the town of poimacon deep in siberia ringly has temperatures dipping to 60 degrees below fahrenheit. 500 people live here and they try their best to stay warm during the eight months of winter. it sounds very appealing. >> it is so cold that cell phones and many electronics don't work there. you've got eight months of temperatures that are freezing and you don't have a cell phone that works and electronics that work. >> sounds like paradise, doesn't it? >> sounds like paradise. >> if you like cold weather, head on over to siberia.
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>> i bet it is peaceful there. >> that spot has been famous for years and years as one of the coldest places on earth. >> would you want to go there? >> i would love to visit. >> want to stay there? >> probably not a lot to do on the weekends. >> would they even know what day of the week it is. >> around here, none of that. none of the extreme cold and not looking at any snow around here any time soon. just rain showers moving in from the west. we are dealing with a little bit of sleet and freezing rain well north and west of town to start your day. here are your temperatures. not really bottoming out a whole lot overnight. our winds picked up out of the south and west. these temperature have stayed up just a bit. that is a big player in the forecast this morning. 38 in washington. 38 in annapolis. 40 in fredericksburg. a for you spots still about blow freezing. martinsburg, 29-degree for you and out in cumberland, we're 28. we've got moisture working in from the west and a for you spots here, particularly the sheltered valleys could be dealing with a little bit of
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icing. you can see it into parts of western maryland. otherwise, with temperatures in the upper 30s, this gets a little closer to town. we'll be dealing with just rain showers for a good part of your day here. i think by 8:00, 9:00, we'll start to see some light rain and we'll have rain on and off and some showers on and off for your tuesday and then we'll get it out of here in time for the evening rush hour. generally good news. the a quick mover. you can see not a whole lot of moisture with t cool are air behind it as our winds will pick up out of the west and eventually north and west as that cool are air starts to filter in behind the front. >> rain showers get in here. there we go. at 11:00, looks like wear getting widespread showers. notice it is just liquid. still dealing with some showers by 3:00, 4:00 today starting to push to the east. there we are at 5:00. futurecast indicating we are done with it by 5:00 and then clearing later tonight. a little rain, we need it.
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becoming cloudy. showers developing, 48 your daytime high. winds south at five to 15. 31 tonight, early showers with cheering overnight. most of showers may be out of here before sunset tonight looking at the latest run of future cast. just 40 tomorrow. breezy and very cool tomorrow. overnight low, 25. our average daytime temperature this time of year, upper 40s. can see we are a little cooler by the end of the week. >> thank you. good morning, good morning. guess what it is time for? time for ask tony and tucker, the most popular second- degreement in morning television. this is the segment where turn and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related on otherwise. this is a too manically question that many people are asking this time year. today's question happens to come from nicky some mclean, virginia. nicky writes, i have noticed this winter that i've been
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getting shocked by static electricity more often when i touch a door handle, a light switch, et cetera. whaft week when i turned on the light switch in my house, i got shocked. throughout my fingers and up my arm. you felt tingly for over an hour. it really scared me. is it possible to have more static electricity in your body in the colder months than the warmer months. how can you avoid getting shocked so much? good question. >> does she need to contact a doctor? >> i am a little worried about the arm thing. >> what you describe, i do want want to be largist is unusual. it sounds like you real will you were shocked, not simply static electricity. >> maybe she was just electrocuted. >> or something. >> honestly, i would maybe check with a doctor because a tingly sensations in the arms can be indications of many different things or maybe check with an electrician because
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what you describe is unusual and is more than your standard static electricity. having said that, we'll turn our attention to static electricity. nicky is right. this phenomenon occurs more frequently in the winter time and that is because the air is drier in the wintertime. when you are walking in your house or wherever are walking or particularly in your house and you have -- and you've got carpet and you are walking along that, you are building up -- it is all about electrons. >> it is fascinating stuff but somewhat scientific. >> it can be fairly complicated. >> when you are rubbing two substances together that are not like. for instance your skin and your clothes, you build up a negative charge. >> that's right. >> and as you walk -- i'm quoting here from some scientific journal. as you walk across a carpet, electrons mover from the rug to
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you, for example. now, you have extra electrons and a negative static charge like tucker mentioned. as soon as you touch a door knob, light switch, another person, whatever, that is the conductor and the electrons jump from you to the knob and you feel the static shock. we usually only notice static electricity in the winter when the air is very dry. during the summer, the air is more humid. the water in the air helps electrons move off of you more quickly so can you not build up as big a static charge. so the solution, nicky is to put a humidifier in your house. now, depending on the size of your house, can you have one if it is a bigger house, can you have one installed right on your heating an air conditioning system. they tell you how to use it and all that kind of stuff. it just puts more humidity in the air, make it less likely that you will shock yourself. or you can use room humidifiers if you would rather do that. also, don't drag your feet. i tell my son this all the
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time. don't drag your feet when you are walking across the floor or carpet. >> the other issue is when you are pumping gas. you want to get the charge out of you before you go back to the gas pump. >> there canada could be very dangerous. >> didn't you used to do this in school just to mess with your friends. >> then you go. >> it is humid in here. i didn't get you. >> i think our air is okay. >> everything is good in here. >> i don't know if the air is okay. it's humid enough. check the light switch and maybe call the doctor and let us know how you're doing. >> if you have a question you want answered, a -- all you need to do is go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> the electric slide. >> i knew t i'm looking over at julie wright and she's doing it too. luckily, she doesn't have any carpet under her feet. her fee
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>> have you seen tucker do that? >> he does it, it's the electric fall. >> he was dancing earlier this morning. he stayed in the upright position. >> that is good. >> so glad you're back from vacation. >> that's why i have so many weeks. tucker is like give her my vacation days. the crew in sky fox with us checking out this drive on the outer loop of the beltway as traffic americas on from i-59 in maryland headed around towards connecticut avenue. long standing crash moved over to the shoulder but the damage is done. if you can, you may want to think about using the icc north of the beltway as an alternative or even using 410 the east-west highway as a workaround. let's continue wickly now with the maps. we do have accident activity reported along the suitland park wyatt route 5. that is
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branch avenue. follow police direction in or to squeeze through. southbound on 270, you are backed up before and after 109. traffic again slowing leaving germantown headed out towards 370. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >> thank you. first lady michelle obama reveals what inspired her new do. you know the bangs everybody has been talking about. on the rachel ratio she says she is going through a mid-life crisis. she saided she cut her bangs because she can't get a sports car and wouldn't be able to bungee jump. i like her sense of humor. the first lady debuts the modern do just days before president obama's second inauguration. the interview is set to air later on this week. >> why can't she get a sports car? what is wrong way sports car? >> she can't drive one right now everywhere. she is escorted everywhere. >> she can get one later. four more years. >> four more years. >> a design for the future. >> up next, details bay fun and exciting competition where
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2/19/13 good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. this morning we are show casing brilliant minds and happen to be 6th, 7th and 8th graders. we are live where they are set for the national finals of national engineer week for future city competition. it's an amazing competition. 36,000 students participate in it. and it's been wheeled down to 36 teams. they have to design a future city. they are given an environmental problem which this year is rethink runoff. then they build a model. they have $100 budget and have to use recycled materials. present their solution to a panel of judges and hopefully save the
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world. the national winner is going to be announced today. going to be a wonderful preview. makes us feel good about the future. smart kids. >> and they make us feel -- >> less smart. >> i was going to say stupid but yes smart. let's say good morning to today's fan of the day. thanks for being fan of the day aisha. >> that's it for the 6:00 hour. >> let's send it over to allison and tony. we know those two. >> good morning. coming up now, shock and grief at a suburban high school. >> a 15-year-old student dead just minutes after leaving his home. update on a search for answers in a live report. >> a day in court for oscar pistorius and a

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